Temple University Hospital is the 583-bed flagship facility of Temple University Health System (TUHS), serving as the chief clinical training site of Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM), as well as the leading safety-net provider in Pennsylvania – serving the highest number of inpatients covered by Medicaid in the Commonwealth – as part of its commitment to serving the healthcare needs of the community.
Its physicians and staff provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to patients from the Philadelphia region and beyond – including highly specialized, tertiary- and quaternary-care services in Cardiovascular Disease; Cancer; Digestive Diseases; Neurosciences; Orthopaedics; Pulmonary; Transplantation; Bone Marrow Transplant; and Bariatric Surgery. TUH is the only Level-I Trauma Center in Philadelphia with both a trauma and adult burn unit.
Among TUH’s many recognitions are the following:
Named by The Joint Commission as one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures (only 44 hospitals nationwide, and four in Pennsylvania, achieved this level of recognition).
Listed among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranking for 2014-2015 and recognized by U.S. News & World Report for high performance in six specialties: cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, and pulmonology.
Recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award, and Gold Plus/Target Stroke Quality Achievement Awards.
TUH’s Burn Center, the only burn center in the region at a Level 1 trauma hospital, earned re-verification by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma – a national mark of distinction for superior care.
Certification in Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Palliative Care, Stroke, and Ventricular Assistive Device by The Joint Commission.
American College of Cardiology Accreditation for the Department of Radiation Oncology.
Accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy for the Bone Marrow Transplant Program.
Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 3.74 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 3.45 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 3.55 miles